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nevinsrip Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Nov 2017 1:41 a.m. PST

I came across a box of old Floquil and Pactera paints that I had forgotten about. The type that you needed Dio-Sol to thin the paints with.

I know that model RR guys were unhappy about the discontinuance of the Floquil lines.

I stopped using them when acrylics became available.

I even have a pint can of Dio-Sol that I never opened.

I'm just curious if anyone still uses them?

nevinsrip Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Nov 2017 1:42 a.m. PST

Ahhh the bug returns!!

CAPTAIN BEEFHEART14 Nov 2017 3:01 a.m. PST

No way but I remember them well.

Hafen von Schlockenberg Inactive Member14 Nov 2017 3:39 a.m. PST

Not for years. They did have a good steel.

bobspruster14 Nov 2017 6:05 a.m. PST

Great paints, but I haven't even looked for them for years thinking they were long gone out of production.

myxemail Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2017 6:06 a.m. PST

I still use them, especially for airbrushing. Some of my jars are more than 30 years old.
When my Floquil paints and remaining Dio-sol are gone, I will miss them.

Personal logo Mserafin Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2017 7:54 a.m. PST

I really, really miss their spray figure primers. They were a much finer spray than what I can get now, and really got into the deep cuts on the figure. Now I find I have to go back with brush primer to get the spots that the spray primer missed.

DyeHard14 Nov 2017 8:04 a.m. PST

I am with Myxemail:

The Floquil lacquers are hard to match for airbrushing. My set of colours is getting smaller. Mostly used for terrain now. The word is Diosol is 55% Xylene and 45% Tuolene. But lacquer thinners works for me.

wrgmr114 Nov 2017 8:36 a.m. PST

They made great washes, and as Hafen says the steel was very good!

sneakgun14 Nov 2017 9:04 a.m. PST

Dio-Sol is a carcinogen.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2017 9:24 a.m. PST

Love and miss the old Floquil paints!

Personal logo Zeelow Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2017 11:15 a.m. PST

The Southern California air I breathe is a carcinogen!

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2017 4:50 p.m. PST

Floquil paints were great, I miss their bronze color.

goragrad14 Nov 2017 11:41 p.m. PST

I picked up a few a couple of yeas ago for a dollar a bottle at the semi-local hobby store (about a hundred miles on the highway). Missed picking up the rest of the box on the next trip – another fellow walked out with the lot.

Didn't know about the Diosol, but I do have some xylene I picked up a couple of years ago for some really old Floquil paints from the 70s and 80s that were still usable.

Frankly the xylene has been seeing more use with the Testors and Model Masters paints that have gelled on me. Although a couple of bottles have died completely.

One of the Floquils has started that route and I have just started the xylene treatment for it as well – will have to keep it in mind for the rest.

Have been using regular thinners for both as well as the xylene – so toluene is now on the shopping list. Although I do have some laquer thinner as well.

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